“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.” – Aldous Huxley
Do we take our meals and eating in general for granted? When we eat as much as our stomachs will stretch out to hold, or we nibble all day long, can we really appreciate meals when they are presented? Can you notice the tastes and textures of each bite when those bites of dinner will go on and on half the evening?
Although Fill Your Cup (eating what fits in the cup of your two hands) is challenging to our bodies it maybe even more challenging to our minds. Fill Your Cup requires a shift in expectations and in how we are raised in western civilization regarding food. We expect to be full, and stay full, all of the time. As if it is our birthright. Most of us have never felt real scarcity or true hunger. And yet there are blessings in the hunger beyond our skinny jeans. If we will to make time and sit with the space in our gut and feel our hunger for 20-30 minutes (at least) before eating, we find anticipation, appreciation and true delight in our food. Keep Your Cup and keep it gratefully.
“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton